Students will be able to…
• Write orbital configurations, electron configurations, and noble gas notations for different elements.
• Identify correct and incorrect orbital configurations, electron configurations, and noble gas notations.
• Identify the number of orbitals and possible electrons for each sublevel: s, p, d, and f.
• Identify which rules are being broken: Hund’s Rule, Pauli Exclusion Principle, and/or Aufbau Principle
• White-Board Review Slides (Key imbedded within)
• Electron Configuration Review WS (Same questions as the White-Board Review only presented in WS format.)
• Electron Configuration Review WS – KEY
Provide each student with a white-board and dry erase marker. Explain to students that they should answer the question and then show you (the teacher) their answer. You will then give them a thumbs up for correct answers or a “try again” for incorrect answers. Students should then try the problem again and show you their new answer. Provide hints as needed. Students are NOT allowed to shout out answers. Once the class has had an opportunity to complete the problem, show the correct answer (located on the next page/slide) to students. Continue working through all problems. This provides students with immediate feedback and is a great way for teachers to pick up on the areas in which students are struggling.
• A participation grade may be given for this activity.
• After everyone has had a chance to complete a question, a volunteer can write the answer on the board.
• Skip questions in the review that students understand and find easy. Spend more time on the problems where students need more practice. This is a great way for teachers to discover class weaknesses with the content. This review can be used to identify areas that need to be retaught.
Additional Items Required:
• Mini White-Board for each student
• Dry-erase marker for each student
• Eraser or paper towel for each student
• Of course…the Periodic Table